2081 - 2468 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, TRANSPORT etc.
= Max Le Docte was an early advocate for the improvement of agriculture through science with the introduction of "modelboerderijen". SIGNED by the author.
- A few plates w. large waterstain; contents sl. frayed and dustsoiled along edges.
= First published in volume VII of Memoires de la Societe d'Agriculture the same year and subsequently expanded and published in 1810 as "Traite d'architecture rurale." The plates illustrate plans and designs for farms with different acreages, farm buildings, barns, stables, farm houses, granaries, cellars, labourers' cottages, farm gates, etc.
- Sl. foxed/ yellowed/ fingersoiled throughout; htitle lacks portion of lower blank margin; title-p. sm. tear closed w. sellotape.
= Edition published with the text and atlas in 1 volume. Cf. Waller 1107 (ed. Paris, 1834); Wellcome II, 176 (other editions); Hirsch-H. I, p.563. Rare, especially in this edition and with these delicately handcoloured plates.
- Some foxing. = Originally published in instalments.
- Library stamp on title-p.; occas. sl. foxed/ browned. Covers trifle rubbed; spine sl. sunned.
= Cf. PMM 200; Graesse II, p.389. The plates to the famous Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, first published 1751-1765, covering all aspects of science, industries and arts.
- Some lvs. waterstained in outer (mainly) blank margin; some lvs. (incl. plates) stained; old. libr. stamp on title. Rebacked.
= Wellcome II, p.536; Choulant p.61; Bibl. Walleriana 2839 (all with varying collation).
- Lacks 2 plates and 6 textlvs. (p.19-22; 29-36); owner's entry on first free endpaper; soiled/ (water)stained. Lacks backstrip; covers loosening; paper on covers worn away, showing boards. Sold w.a.f.
= "Christoph Hellwig (1663-1721) behoort tot het zonderlinge zeventiende/ achttiende-eeuwse gezelschap van wonderdokters annex gifmengers en alchemisten. Hij voerde een groot aantal pseudoniemen, zijn oeuvre is even weids als uitzonderlijk en er valt vaak geen touw aan vast te knopen. Nog lang na zijn verscheiden verschenen er werken van zijn hand, maar het blijft onduidelijk of hij ze daadwerkelijk geschreven heeft." (B. Büch, Een heel huis vol. Beredeneerde catalogus).
- Sl. foxed (worse at the beginning and end). = Hirsch IV, p.161f.
- Text vol. partly unobtrusively waterstained. Plate vol. fine.
= BMN I, p.86; not in Choulant, Frank, Waller. On the translator, cf. Hirsch II, p.476. Rare.
- Lacks frontisp. and title-p.; annots. on upper pastedown; upper hinge widening; one plate repaired w. sellotape; occas. sl. waterstained, mainly in lower outer corner. Sl. warped; vellum sl soiled.
= Cf. Wellcome V, p.343; Hirsch VI, p.1030; cf. Garrison/ Morton 388 (first ed. in latin 1693): "This work was widely used for some years after publication, superseding Bartholin in popularity".
= Poggendorff I, p.896. Extremely important periodical with seminal contributions by numerous "heralds of science", i.a. R. Bunsen, H. von Helmoltz, H. Hertz, O. Lehmann, H.A. Lorentz, E. Mach, M. Planck and W.C. Röntgen. On Poggendorff's editorship of the Annalen, see DSB XI, p.50 and on Wiedemann's editorship, see DSB XIV, p.329f: "(...) During his editorship the Annalen became one of the most distinguished German physics periodicals. He was able to increase its usefulness by publishing the Beiblätter zu den Annalen der Physik (...)."
- Browned; new endpapers; contemp. owner's entry crossed-out on title.
= Rare work, in any edition on bee-keeping. On Cluyt see Van der Aa III, p.156/157.
- Outer margin sl. frayed.
= Ordinance issued by king William III of Great Britain (and earl of Buren) on beekeeping in the city and surroundings of Buren, Gelderland.
- Lacks 2 plates; library stamp on title-p. and verso plates. Binding rubbed/ scratched and worn.
= Classic treatise on perspective drawing for architecture and military plans and for mapmaking. Contains information on materials, colours, pigments, crayons and instruments. Fowler 71.
- One plate bound upside down. Binding rubbed; portions of backstrip loose(ning)/ lacking.
= Architekt und Ingenieur 316 (German ed. 1642); Pollak 24 (idem): "This lavishly illustrated treatise is considered one of the most influential published in the seventeenth century. (...) It is divided into three parts focused on regular fortification, irregular fortification and the layout of encampment in the field. The first part includes a concordance of fortification nomenclature in French, German, Dutch and Latin."
- Backstrip worn.
= Very rare work on doorways, not in the usual reference works. The author is most probably Hendrick Kramer, town mason of Amsterdam. Contains an extra plate seemingly from a different series.
- Corners showing; binding sl. worn along extremities; paper over covers rubbed. Contents fine.
= The first Dutch edition of this classic by the French engraver and draughtsman Sébastien Le Clerc (1637-1714). The plates depicting the orders, their application and plates of doors, windows, niches, balustrades etc.
- Frontisp. sl. foxed.
- The second part only. Partly sl. (finger)soiled; owner's entry (and libr. stamp) on title-p.and first textpage. Frontcover loose; corner restored w. cloth.
= Fowler 253 and Kat. Orn. Berlin 4726 (both Augsb. edition 1708-1711); cf. The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection 103. In teaching perspective, Pozzo used examples of details from his own buildings including unexecuted projects. His ability to synthesize seemingly incompatible sources influenced the next generation of Italian architects. "(...) the crowning glory of the baroque art of illusion, of negating the distinction between the real and the imaginary or theatrical - the world of frescoes and quadratura painting, and of scenography, arts in which Pozzo excelled" (auction cat. Library of the late M.F.d.C., 1995, no. 253). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.